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Richard Mulcaster

Excerpt from Positions: Wherin Those Primitive Circvmstances Be Examined, Which Are Necessarie for the Training Vp of Children, Either for Skill in Their Booke, or Health in Their Bodie

The healing, yet be ill apayd for the handling. Wherefore in helping thinges, that be amisse I do take that to be the aduisedest way, which saueth the man, and sowreth not the meane. If without quoting the quarrelles, I set down that right, whervnto I am led, vpon reasonable grounds, that it is both the best, and most within compasse, the wrong by comparison is furthwith bewraied, and the chek giuen without anie chiding. I haue taught in publike without interrupting my course, now two and twentie yeares, and haue alwaie 5726? Had a very great charge vnder my hand, which how I haue discharged, they can best iudge of me, which will iudge without me. During which time both by that, which I haue seene in teaching so long, and by that which I haue tryed, in training vp so many, I do well perceiue, vpon such lettes, as both my selfe am subiect vnto, and other teachers no lesse then I, that neither I haue don so much as I might, neither any of them so much as they could. Which lettes me thinke I haue both learned, what they be, and withall conceiued the meane, how to get them remoued. Wherby both I and all other maie do much more good, then either I or anie other heretofore haue don. Vvherin as I meane to deale for the common good, so must I appeal to the common curtesie, that my good will maie be well thought of, though my good hope do not hit right. For I do but that, which is set free to all, to ytter in publike a priuate conceit, and to claime kindnes of all, for good will ment vnto all as I my selfe am ready both freindly and fauorably, to esteme of others, who shall enterprise the like, requiring euery one, which shall vse my trauell, either as a reader, to peruse, or as a reaper to profit, that he will think well of me, which may cause him allow or if he do not, that yet he will be sorie for me, that so good a meaning had so meane an issue. I do write in my natural] English toungue, bycause though I make the learned my iudges, which nfélfifm'ed vnderstand Latin, yet I meane good to the vnlearned, which vnderstand but English. And better it is for the learned to forbeare Latin, which they neede not. Then for the vnlearned to haue it, which they know not. By the English both shall see, what I say, by Latin but the one, which were some wrong, where both haue great interest, and the vnlearned the greater, bycause the vn.

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Book Details

  • Publisher: Outlook Verlag
  • Publish Date: Aug 19th, 2023
  • Pages: 298
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.27in - 5.83in - 0.67in - 0.86lb
  • EAN: 9783368914288
  • Categories: Literary
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